The LGBTQ Pride Center of California State University San Marcos creates, sustains and strengthens an open, inclusive, safe, and affirming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, and ally communities.  As an entity of Associated Students Inc., the Pride Center is grounded in commitments to social justice, student-centered advocacy, and student-empowered leadership.


The Pride Center accomplishes its mission by:

Creating Community

The Pride Center creates a community of understanding, support, and mentorship for LGBTQ students, staff, faculty and allies.

Serving as a Voice of Advocacy

The Pride Center is a voice of advocacy fostering a positive campus climate for LGBTQ and ally communities by confronting prejudice and challenging barriers to student success.

Sponsoring Programs and Events

The Pride Center serves as a convener and facilitator of programs, events and services which reflect the diversity within LGBTQ communities.

Providing Educational Resources and Opportunities

The Pride Center is an institutional resource for enhancing communication, awareness, and knowledge across lines of sexual orientation and identity, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, and culture.